Aural Sculptors - The Stranglers Live 1976 to the Present

Welcome to Aural Sculptors, a blog aimed at bringing the music of The Stranglers to as wide an audience as possible. Whilst all of the various members of the band that have passed through the ranks since 1974 are accomplished studio musicians, it is on stage where the band have for me had their biggest impact.

As a collector of their live recordings for many years I want to share some of the better quality material with other fans. By selecting the higher quality recordings I hope to present The Stranglers in the best possible light for the benefit of those less familiar with their material than the hardcore fan.

Needless to say, this site will steer well clear of any officially released material. As well as live gigs, I will post demos, radio interviews and anything else that I feel may be of interest.

In addition, occasionally I will post material by other bands, related or otherwise, that mean a lot to me.

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Sunday, 29 September 2013

Gary Numan BBC 6 Music Session 19th September 2013

Hi, here's a recent session recorded for Marc Riley's BBC 6 Music radio show on 19th September. Gary's new album 'Splinter - Stories From A Broken Mind' is out in the middle of October and the usual promotional rounds of TV and Radio stations is in full gear.

These days I must admit that I struggle somewhat with Numan's industrial sound as I go back to a much earlier period in his career, but I will no doubt buy the album (I did like the 'Dead Son Rising' album).



01. Interview
02. Love Hurt Bleed
03. Interview
04. Lost
05. Interview
06. Down In The Park
07. Outro


  1. thanks alot for this.looking forward to listening to it.i know what you mean about gary's output over the years.but i think his last few albums have seen him come to his best form.can't wait for the new album.thanks again.keep up the good work you do on the blog.

  2. I also agree, defo early stuff for me but i admit this album sounds cool and will also defo buy it.

  3. The record shop of my youth- Discount Records Altrincham - R friends playing - who's this? How much? 49p pic disc. I'll take one ta!

  4. I thought Discount Records was in the Underground Market with all the covers on the wall with blue tac. Or was there 2 , or did it start their first before moving into M/cr city centre? I'm talking 79/80 ish. Paul , Swinton , M/cr.